National HIV Testing Week 23 – 30 November
Publish Date: 19/11/2012
World AIDS Day takes place on 1st December and it is a great opportunity to get talking about HIV. According to The Health Protection Agency over 10,000 gay men in Britain have HIV without knowing it.
The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are taking part in National HIV Testing Week (23-30 November) to add to our range of testing services aimed at gay and bisexual men.
On Thursday 29th November the LGF will be hosting an all day clinic from 9am-5pm at our community resource centre, Number 5 Richmond Street, M1 3HF.
Think about HIV
The National THIVK campaign aims to increase HIV testing among gay men so that the average period of time between HIV infection and diagnosis is reduced. https://www.tht.org.uk/thinkhiv
Some testing centres offer 'rapid tests' with results in just minutes, using blood from a finger prick. These and other HIV tests are free and confidential.
Sexually active gay and bisexual men are encouraged to get a full sexual health screen at least once a year, or more often if you have different sexual partners. The LGF offers free, friendly and safe clinical services every week.
Free, Confidential and Easy
LGF Outreach Clinics
LGF clinical services are a partnership between The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, Manchester Centre for Sexual Health, and Manchester Public Health Development Service. The LGF outreach clinic runs every Monday at one of 3 locations around Manchester every month and offers the chance to get a full sexual health check up. Current dates are online at lgbt.foundation/testing or call 0845 3 30 30 30 for information.
Same Day HIV Testing
With more people than ever living with HIV it has never been more important to get tested regularly. Some infections can be treated easily with antibiotics and are completely curable. HIV is not curable, but effective health monitoring and treatments are available. The LGF offers a same day testing service every Thursday afternoon at our community resource centre, Number 5 Richmond Street, M1 3HF between 4pm and 6pm on a first come, first served basis.